Last Updated: 06/17/2015

Fire/Rescue Training


ALL training MUST be approved by the Chief or Training Officer BEFORE you sign up!!

For Company put "Ridge Fire Company Relief"!!



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Chester County Department of Emergency Services Classes

Link to Chester County Department Of Emergency Services {DES} Training destraining.chesco.org

Link to Chester County Department Of Emergency Services {DES} www.chesco.org/des

As of 2014, to find and register for classes, you MUST login to CCDES Training site destraining.chesco.org
{It's all done On-Line now!}

Link to Chester County DES, downloadable, 2013 Training Course Calendar {PDF 1.5MB}

Link to Chester County DES, downloadable, 2012 Training Course Calendar {PDF 1.6MB}


Link to Chester County Government Services Building Address/Directions {Note#1}

Link to Chester County Training Center Address/Directions {Note#2}



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Other County Departments of Emergency Services Classes


Link to Montgomery County Department Of Public Safety dps.montcopa.org/dps
Fire Academy Training Schedule

Link to Montgomery DPS, downloadable, 2014 Training Course Catalogue {Course Descriptions} {PDF 116KB}

Link to Montgomery DPS, downloadable, 2013 Training Course Catalogue {Course Descriptions} {PDF 11MB}

Link to Montgomery DPS, downloadable, 2012 Training Course Catalogue {Course Descriptions} {PDF 10MB}


Link to Lancaster County Public Safety Center www.lcpstc.org
Course Calendar

Link to Lancaster PS, downloadable, 2014 Training Course Calendar {PDF 262KB}

Link to Lancaster PS, downloadable, 2013 Training Course Calendar {PDF 252KB}

Link to Lancaster PS, downloadable, 2012 Training Course Calendar {PDF 962KB}


Link to Berks County Department of Emergency Services www.co.berks.pa.us/Dept/DEs
Fire Training Center

Currently Berks does NOT offer Open Enrollment.

Classes are handled by a Firehouse request.



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On-Line Classes


  NIMS   BCCC

National Incident Management System (NIMS)


  FEMA   NIMS   NIMS ICS

Link to Federal Emergency Management Agency {FEMA}

Link to NIMS {part of FEMA}

NIMS Incident Command System {ICS} On-Line Classes

If Links of On-Line Classes not found, use NIMS Link above. FEMA sometimes moves/changes Web Pages and Links are lost.

If still not found, use FEMA Link above.

{When searching, the base class codes are ICS-100, ICS-200, etc. The ".a", ".b" represent revisions and that changes from time to time, which will cause a lost link.}


For NIMS compliance, you should take, ICS-100, ICS-700, ICS-200, and ICS-800.

Print your certificates and bring to your fire house officers so they may make copies for you file.


ICS-100.b - Introduction to Incident Command System

Learning Objectives: Basic Awareness.

Audience: Responders


ICS-200.b - Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents

Learning Objectives: Crew Supervision and Initial Management.

Audience: Unit Leaders and Single Resource Leaders.


ICS-700.a - National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction

Learning Objectives: Basic Awareness.

Audience: Responders


ICS-800.b - National Response Framework, An Introduction

Learning Objectives: Tactical Level Management.

Audience: Division/Group Supervisors, Branch Directors, Strike Team/Task Force Leaders, EOC Staff.



  FEMA   NIMS   NIMS ICS


Bucks County Community College {BCCC}

Bucks County Community College {BCCC} On-Line Classes

Link to Bucks County Community College {BCCC}

If Links of On-Line Classes not found, use BCCC Public Safety On-Line

If Links of On-Line Classes not found, and above doesn't work, use BCCC Link above.
Sometimes pages get moved/changed and Web Pages and Links are lost.


Hazardous Material Awareness and Awareness Refresher

Learning Objectives: HAZMAT Awareness - full or refresher.

Audience: Responders

You must go the page and follow the directions.

These classes start on set dates and must be finished by a set date.

These do NOT give ProBoard certification.



On-Line Study

National Incident Management System (NIMS)

Link to Federal Emergency Management Agency {FEMA}

Link to NIMS {part of FEMA}

NIMS Incident Command System {ICS} On-Line Study

ICS-300 - For Mid-level Management Federal/State/Local/Tribal/Private Sector & Non Governmental person

Learning Objectives: Area Command Functions, Multiagency Coordination, Leadership.

Audience: Command and General Staff, EOC Managers.

Who Must Take it, What it Covers {PDF Flyer}

On-Line Study Guide


Safe

A course designed by CSX to help local emergency responders manage incidents involving rail property and equipment.



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Note #1: Many Chester County Classes are held at:

Chester County Goverenment Services Building

601 Westtown Road

West Chester, PA 19380-4958

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Note #2 Many Classes are held at:

Chester County Training Center

137 Modena Rd, Coatesville, 19320-4036

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